Military Plane Crashes In San Diego, less than two miles from the house I grew up in…where my mother still lives:
The plane webt down in University Town Center near Interstate 805 at about noon. Aerials of the crash scene show debris in the street and most of one home destroyed. The smoke is so thick at the corner of Huggins and Lipmann that it’s making it difficult to breathe, prompting some homeowners to voluntarily evacuate the area.
I’m trying to remember whether any of my old childhood friends/acquaintances live on those streets. I know for sure I’ve been on them many, many times. Just a question of trying to remember why/visiting whom? I hope everyone’s OK.
On this map (thanks, Google!), the A flag is the house I grew up in, and the B flag is where the crash supposedly destroyed at least one house. Google says that’s 1.9 miles by car. Yikes. Too close for comfort. Miramar Naval air station is just a little bit further out to the east (and a bit north), and the famous Top Gun school is there. Military planes in the skies over that part of San Diego are as common as sparrows, nearly, so I guess that just by the law of averages, one of them was bound to crash someday…I just never really thought about it. And I certainly never figured that my own house (well, my folks’ house) might be in the blast zone.